Xing Asia

Tour Program FAQ

1) How are the tour programs structured ?

XA Travel programs are designed to bring the participant off beaten track to experience local scenes and activity. Some programs would start very early for photographers and nature lovers to experience brilliant sunrises and morning activities. The participants may also continue to stay on for the sunsets. We have created our programs with great care so that you get to spend more time to have meaningful interactions with the locals.

2) Is the tour meant for only photographer ?

No. The tour programs are designed for all participants who want an authentic travel experience without the regimentation of a typical travel agency. The unique itineraries will bring the participants close to the local people and the environment (ideal for long lasting memories and friendships). The journey will also create a platform for people with passion to share and express themselves and understanding local culture, lifestyles and give back to the communities we visit.

3) What is "Giving Back"  and how would this be added to the tour ?

XA Travel will arrange the visit to the local villages or schools during the tour. These villages are often poor and some form of simple tourism might help enhance their community. You may help enhance their communities by the simple act of distribution of simple stationary to the students or buying local handicrafts to support the cottage industry to be self-sustainable. This gesture is a small extension of our goodwill but may go a long way to promote the ties and relationships we develop with the locals. Participation in such activities are voluntary.

4) Can my companions join the tour programs?

Yes. XA Travel always encourage our participants to travel with a companion. We believe that the experience of travelling with friends will enrich our enjoyment of our unique programs.

5) Are there any others alternative plan if we are not interested in some of activities during the tour ?

We could arrange alternative activities for example, souvenir shopping, museum visits and others sightseeing attractions. These can only be provided if there is room for making detours from the itinerary.

6) What is the group size of each travel program ?

Most of the travel program are capped at 16 people. This is to ensure the comfort of all participants.

7) Can I get any photography-related guidance during the tour program ?

XA Travel will arrange a travel photographer on each tour program to provide photography-related guidance. We also encourage knowledge sharing among participants. We believe that sharing helps create long lasting friendships.

8) How can I avoid paying the single supplement charges?

You may book the tour under twin share. XA Travel would try to pair you with another single participant of the same gender. However this is subjected to availability. If we are unable to put you on twin share, you will have to pay the additional course of a single room occupier.

9) What is the standard of accommodation?

Generally XA Travel would choose to stay at the best value hotels or the hotels that are closer to the destination if the tour program start early the next day. The standard varies depending on each travel program. We will do our utmost to ensure that the hotel provided are good, safe and clean.

10) Are meals included?

Most of the meals are included in the tour program. To understand more about the total numbers of meals varies on each tour program, you may refer to the itinerary description.

11) What are included and excluded in the tour prices?

You may refer to the tour description.

12) Is the international airfare included?

No. Participants will have to buy their own air tickets. XA Travel will have a list of suggest flights for each program.

13) Is travel insurance required?

No. XA Travel however, strongly encourage each participant to purchase a travel insurance policy that includes trip cancellation and emergency medical evacuation coverage. This is to protect you against any unforeseen circumstance and to ensure you have the peace of mind to enjoy your trip.

14) Can I arrive earlier or extend my stay after the tour program?

Yes. But it is your responsibility to arrange their own transfers (at your own cost) from the airport to the hotel/destination to meet up with the main group.

15) Do I need to apply for a tourist visa before arriving at the destination?

Visa requirement varies depending on each country. You may write to us to confirm the requirement.

16) Would there be any free time during the tour program?

Yes. Some free time will be included in our programs. It is your responsibility to arrange your preferred mode of transport (at your own cost).

17) Can I customize an itinerary for my group for other destinations that are not offered in the existing tour program ?

Yes, XA Travel will be able to create a customized program your group. Please write to us to discuss the details.